The U.S. government has just handed Mexican authorities almost a million dollars in protective equipment for agents dismantling clandestine drug labs. The donation is part of the drug-fighting partnership known as the Merida Initiative.
The Tent City Jail was built in 1993 by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to address overcrowding in Maricopa County Jails. The Army-green canvass tents and extreme conditions at the jail were a symbol of Sheriff Arpaio’s tough approach to law enforcement. Now a committee appointed by newly elected Sheriff Paul Penzone is re-evaluating the merits of the jail.
The Homeland Security Department pushed back its official day for when it will start taking proposals for the border wall by a week.But it’s added some language that hint at the specifics it wants to build in.
In 2016, the number of houses and condos flipped nationwide hit a 10-year high. According to research compiled by ATTOM Data Solutions, 193,009 single-family homes and condos were flipped. In metro Phoenix, there were 7,518 flips, which means a home was sold twice within a one-year period.
This week, the Peoria City Council considered partnering with Arizona State University to run a startup incubator. The three-year agreement would allow the college to work with Peoria managing a tech startup incubator.
In the past week, Phoenix Fire Department has responded to multiple rescue calls from hikers, including four calls in four hours. The Phoenix area has many hiking trails that are popular among tourists and Arizona residents. But those trails also have another frequent visitor — The Phoenix Fire Department.
Protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., Friday for The Native Nations Rise March, a march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and native nations across the country. Here in Phoenix, activists also gathered to show their solidarity.
There has been a lot of talk about “fake news,” and many worry it is undermining or threatening our democracies. But is it really that much of a threat? And can laws be put in place to counter it? Germany could become the first country in Europe to use the law to stop the rise of fake news. The BBC’s Amol Rajan has details.
A few years ago, the U.S. Justice Department listed art theft behind only drug and arms trading as the highest-grossing criminal trades. That includes pieces stolen from museums, but also looted from Native American reservations, and taken off the walls in people’s houses.
About a decade ago, NASCAR was on its way to become the second-most popular professional sport in the U.S. But safety concerns — and a variety of other entertainment options — have brought NASCAR down from that peak.
The Arizona Educational Foundation recently held a creative writing contest and asked high school students to imagine if they were the president of the United States. Shruthi Shrinivasan won the 11th- and 12th-grade category with an essay titled “To Fix the Broken Clockwork.”
Tomorrow is the Viva PHX music festival downtown, featuring 103 bands from 34 different cities, on 20 different stages. Viva PHX started as a way to kind of send off bands from Arizona that were going to play at the SXSW festival in Austin. It’s put on by a music promotion company called Stateside Presents, which is owned by Charlie Levy.
More than 400 people have signed a letter urging state lawmakers to defeat HB 2369, which would eliminate a handful of state boards and commissions. We speak with Beth Woodin, former Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner and currently board president of the Arizona Heritage Alliance, and state Rep. T.J. Shope of Coolidge, the bill's main sponsor.